Straight from the Source #33
Answer Code Request | Gens | 2xLP | Ostgut Ton | 2018 |
Today the second album by Berghain resident Patrick Gräser aka @answercoderequest
hits the market. And what a treat it is...! The opening title track is a tremendous intro, one of those mood-setters that are instantly memorable yet mysterious. The third track Ab Intus extends that sensibility within a most skillful form, blending techno and dubstep and then blurring the genre frontiers altogether. Nothing is pure techno here. Stylistically that’s the change factor, as the record veers off the signature pattern of @ostgut_ton
and puts its own spin on electronic music conventions, from d‘n‘b (“knbn2“) to ambient (“Orarum“ and “An Unattainable Distance“). What unites this superbly imaginative album are the dreamy soundscapes, constantly ebbing and flowing, but never too far removed from the aesthetic focus of the record, which underscores Gräser’s confidence and power as composer and arranger.
The LP comes as the limited silver version and regular black vinyl. Wonderful artwork by Sarah Schönfeld. Mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates and mixed by @jan__wagner.
ACR live set this weekend at Berghain...! #lessdramamoremusic